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years ago today, something big happened under george w. bush. and we haven't looked back since. but it's not an event to celebrate. you're watching "politicsnation" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] what if you had thermal night-vision goggles, like in a special ops mission? you'd spot movement, gather intelligence with minimal collateral damage. but rather than neutralizing enemies in their sleep, you'd be targeting stocks to trade. well, that's what trade architect's heat maps do. they make you a trading assassin. trade architect. td ameritrade's empowering web-based trading platform. trade commission-free for 60 days, and we'll throw in up to $600 when you open an account. >>> tonight mitt romney responds to the fire storm about his time as bain capital. and there's news about mr. romney's tax returns. it's all coming up. stay with us. brain freeze cake donettes rolling hot dogs bag of ice anti-freeze wash and dry diesel self-serve fix a flat jumper cables 5% cashback signup for 5% cashback at gas stations through september. it pays to discover. ♪ home of the brave. ♪ it's where fear
's a pattern here. there's a history of barack obama released 12 years. george w. bush released eight years of tax returns. bill clinton eight years. ronald reagan at least six years. romney -- willard romney, just two years. even his father when he was running for president, george romney, released 12 years. so it's the appearance that you're not being transparent. >> right. what's really remarkable about this is that mitt romney very well could become president and he could do it while going through less of a vetting than his own nominees will go through. you know, you can't be a deputy assistant secretary at the department of transportation giving up the amount of information that he's giving up. so -- and i don't think he's going to be able to get away with only releasing this one year. but we don't know what's in those returns. maybe he made the calculation what's in those returns is so damaging politically to him he'd rather take this heat. maybe he took some tax amnesty a couple years ago and that's why he doesn't want to do it. >> but, ryan, when you look at that and i'm stepping on
economics or what george h.w. bush called voodoo economics -- smoke andmiors. no w to eabli h thi i gointo bpaid f. >>o. onhe enomy si, wave decade where the top 1% has been doing very well. not good years forhe economy at all. if the only thing you needed to gr the enomy wasor ric t ge rich,e'd see gre ecomicrowt we'r not. thissot a ecomic they th's gng tork eier. u cat rlly appl that de in order to close your ref knew gap or in order to close your economic move. >> now, melissa, let me bring up another pointheop kps runng. th connue s tha endi expded uer esidt oba. en wgo tthe fas. 's ntrue. in clinton's first term, it grew 3.2%. in inton's second term, i grew3.. wh bus ceooffi, i grewy7.. it gw b8. in sh'secon term but under president obama, it's grown just 1.4%. >> and in fact, i think many prresses a in ct thi so of t wk tt ez's rearch h sho ihat th's ectlyart ohe probm. wehouleeeinreat spding greater stimulus, and then in fact when we saw it get cut back is really after that 10 midrm win by ngreionarepuican so wwereovin ihe rht dictio we we acally movg to a acehere we reeginngo dono
by george w. bush. and george bush said our military was overextended and spread too thin. the neocons have hijacked the party and spend a tremendous amount of tax dollars overseas. there is space on the president's left here to take a position that we should have a more rapid withdrawal of afghanistan than what the president is proposing. >> i'm going to have to leave it there, john. thank you john soltz and david corn. we'll be watching for the "it." >>> up next, answering the call in the midst of tragedy. [ male announcer ] don't miss red lobster's four course seafood feast choose your soup salad entrée plus dessert! all just $14.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. visit now for an exclusive $10 coupon. good through august 5th for an exclusive $10 coupon. mid grade dark roast forest fresh full tank brain freeze cake donettes rolling hot dogs bag of ice anti-freeze wash and dry diesel self-serve fix a flat jumper cables 5% cashback signup for 5% cashback at gas stations through september. it pays to discover. trouble with a car insurance claim. [ voice of d
than george w. bush. >> no. they were avoiding bush, but now he's embracing bush. but i guess when you get in trouble in england you have to do what you have to do. >> it's better than insulting an entire nation. >> you can understand this. because i think the best advice came from e.j. deon. he wrote in his column that the next phase of romney's foreign trip, he says sure he may get better press on the latter parts of the trip -- later parts of the trip. perhaps he'll score some political points in poland and israel. but on the whole and this is what i agree, i think romney will want to stay away from foreign policy. the more we talk about it, the better obama will do. one of the first laws of politics is the thing that your opponent is strong in, keep it off the table. >> try to turn it into a weakness. but you can't turn obama's foreign policy into a weakness. this is the first time in a long time i can remember that a democrat is super strong on foreign policy. that's something he can hold up as a trophy. this i did well. so romney stuck with let's keep it about jobs and economy. i
. amazing. and george w. bush won't be there either. remember his offcamera endorsement of romney from behind a pair of closing elevator doors? well, this is no surprise. the bush/cheney years left a smoldering mess. alicia and chrystia, let me ask you quickly. what do you think about bush and cheney not showing up contrasting with clinton giving the primetime speech? >> it means the toxicity hasn't worn off. they are staying away as much for themselves as for the party. >> you know, i think it also shows something quite surprising for me about the top republicans. and we saw this in the cheney/palin fight that broke out. they are known for being the well organized, unified team. and i've been surprised at the level of public bickering we've seen into the campaign. this should be an election easy for the republicans to win. the economy after all is incredibly weak. >> the fact that bill clinton and barack obama is going to give this picture of unity and bush and cheney cannot do that, clearly gives an advantage to the president. but do you also think the fact there's such statements ma
economic policies will be different from george w. bush. listen to this. >> one, take advantage of our energy resources. particularly natural gas, but also coal, oil, nuclear, renewables. number two, trade. i want to dramatically increa particularly with latin america. number four, show better training and education for our current workers and coming workers. and finally what i call restoring economic freedom. that means keep our taxes as low as possible. >> platitudes. i mean, first of all -- i want trade. sure. right? so some of that is platitudes. >> freedom, justice. >> freedom, justice, the american way. some of that is saying words that resonate. some of that is talking quite specifically about obama era policies. he's talking about keeping taxes low. i'm not sure what he thinks he means by that, but certainly in this moment, president obama has kept taxes extremely low. even in the context of our economic recovery. and i think what he means is maintaining the bush era tax cuts at the top. something that president obama has indicated. he thinks needs to expire for it to move towa
president bush, george w. bush, has been a fine ex-president and contrast it is class he has shown with the lack of class that vice president cheney has shown is dramatic. >> on that note, i will end it. governor ed rendell and richard, thanks for your time to be on the show mitt. >> thank you. >> thanks. >> coming up, sarah palin going to crash the party in tampa? the mama grizzly is roaring. mitt romney has some decisions to make. what do david hasselhoff and presidential kiss cam have in common? summer break is up next. look at those toys. insurance must be expensive. nah. [ dennis' voice ] i bet he's got an allstate agent. they can save you up to 30% more by bundling your policies. well his dog's stupid. [ dennis' voice ] poodles are one of the world's smartest breeds. are you in good hands? with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doct
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, let me go to you. when you look at the record, president obama released 12 years. george w. bush, eight years. george romney his own father, 12 years. and when you hear this raise to the romney campaign he's been inaccurately saying teresa heinz kerry didn't releez her taxes in 2004. let me show you what he says about mrs. kerry. >> john kerry ran for president. his wife who has hundreds of millions of dollars, she never released her tax returns. somehow this wasn't an issue. >> now, i might add the kerry campaign -- not the campaign but his office, he's not running anymore. came back with this. the romney campaign needs to stop getting their facts wrong. mitt romney ought to speak for himself rather than making inaccurate comments about teresa. it's interesting to me, erin. first he was saying kerry only put out two years and it ended up being five. he's trying to do everything he can to deflect from answering. why he doesn't do what moes people have done. >> well, remember also, teresa heinz kerry didn't run for president. john kerry did. and mitt romney is running for presiden
was george h.w. bush. who then later on ended up winning the presidency was fdr. so i think he knows that having a chance to be the keynote at the republican national convention and not necessarily be the vice president for mitt romney might be the best seat for him for future prospects. >> now, karen, he raises a point. because a keynote is a big deal and he's a big player in the republican party. for example, in 2004 the keynote at the democratic convention was barack obama. it helped to launch him all the way to the white house. so this is no putting him to the side. >> it's a very big deal. it's the kind of thing at this point, this phase in the campaign the rnc and romney campaign make that decision together. it's a coveted spot. it absolutely puts that person front and center and says this is somebody who we think represents our party. he's an up and comer. he's popular with the base of the party. he's an up and comer. that's part of their narrative. he's also someone, now that the republican party has actually learned or are learning how to talk about the middle class, we have
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